New releases and coming soon to MUBI UK (25th June 2016)
James R | On 25, Jun 2016
Not getting your art-house fix from Netflix? Wish there were more indie films on Amazon Prime Video? Every week, we round up the new releases on MUBI, the subscription VOD service that hand-picks new and old classics from around the world.
After kicking off a 1980s season this week, MUBI continues to look back at the glorious decade that saw directors such as Brian De Palma and David Cronenberg at the top of their game.
Here’s what’s new and coming soon to MUBI:
This week on MUBI
Pretty in Pink – 20th June
John Hughes’ classic teen movie sees a poor girl faced with the choice between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.
Footloose – 21st June
Because the word needs reminding that Kevin Bacon did something before those EE adverts.
The Keep – 22nd June
“Michael Mann’s second directorial effort, 1983’s curiously undefinable World War II fairytale The Keep, remains sorely overlooked” – read our full review.
An Officer and a Gentleman – 23rd June
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Flight school to become an aviator, with the help of a tough gunnery sergeant and his new girlfriend. Or, to put it another way, the movie with that sexy Richard Gere hat scene.
White Dog – 24th June
Samuel Fuller’s 1982 thriller stars Kristy McNichol as an actress who discovers her found dog has been trained for racial attacks. An animal-trainer (Paul Winfield) tries to deprogram him.
Scanners – 25th June
David Cronenberg’s classic sci-fi horror follows a group of people who have the power to read other people’s minds… and make their heads explode. Iconic, messy stuff.
Body Double – 26th June
MUBI continues its celebration of the 1980s with – who else? – Brian De Palma. Specifically, his 1984 Body Double, which examines a young actor’s obsessive spying on a beautiful woman in his neighbourhood.
Adventureland – 27th June
Greg Mottola’s hugely likeable comedy-drama recreates the feel of the 1980s with wonderful wit and warmth – not to mention an aching appreciation for the growing pains of the graduates working over the summer in the titular, dead-end theme park. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are on top form.
Dead End – 28th June
William Wyler’s 1937 film noir, based on Sidney Kingsley’s Broadway play, follows life in New York’s East River district, where high society and lowlives rub shoulders. Humphrey Bogart stars.
The Tailor of Panama – 29th June
Pierce Brosnan impresses outside of the 007 tux in John Boorman’s thriller, based on the John le Carre novel, about a tailor (the excellent Geoffrey Rush) who reluctantly becomes a spy for a British agent.
Spellbound – 30th June
Hitchcock’s psychological thriller, starring Gregory Peck, sees a psychiatrist protect the identity of an amnesia patient who may or may not have committed murder. Watch out for the brilliantly surreal dream sequence, designed by none other than Salvador Dalí.
Last chance to stream: Titles leaving MUBI soon
Arabian Nights: Volume 1
Available until end of: 25th June
Arabian Nights: Volume 2
Available until end of: 26th June
Arabian Nights: Volume 3
Available until end of: 27th June
Available until end of: 28th June
Available until end of: 29th June
The Fisher King
Available until end of: 30th June
Scenes from a Marriage (Theatrical Cut)
Available until end of: 1st July
Husbands and Wives
Available until end of: 2nd July